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ComCom outlines plans for telco oversight
The Commerce Commission has released a paper outlining how it will go about approaching service quality management of telecommunications providers.
30 Nov 18
How Nokia and Chorus aim to enhance broadband access for Kiwis
Chorus has deployed Nokia's VDSL2 vectoring technology to deliver improved broadband access to users across New Zealand.
11 Oct 18
97% of Chorus subcontractors fail employment standards inspection
73 of 75 inspected subcontractors found to be in breach of minimum employment standards, which could have ramifications across the channel.
08 Oct 18
Kiwis embrace age-diverse workforces, but communication needs work
“These generational differences are quite literally the ‘future of work’ and having such a rich and diverse talent pool can be a huge advantage."
22 Aug 18
Chorus to expand Wi-Fi trials following Christchurch success
Chorus and N4L announced they are expanding a trial that uses Chorus network infrastructure to bring free internet into the homes of students.
18 Jun 18
Chorus reshuffles executive team as company veterans say goodbye
“I’m pleased to be joining Chorus at such an important point in its development as a company.”
24 May 18
Govt must be wary of increasing digital divide with 5G deployment - Chorus
The company has responded to a request from MBIE for feedback on the challenges and opportunities of a 5G rollout.
01 May 18
Chorus and Spark comment on the impact of last night’s storm
The majority of issues have been caused by power outages.
11 Apr 18
Dunedin’s free Wi-Fi network complete
The city network offers free gig-enabled hotspots in 15 separate locations across the city – from Mosgiel to Port Chalmers.
10 Apr 18
Chorus to trial live 4K broadcasting service over fibre
Chorus has announced that it will commence a proof of concept trial using its fibre network to provide a direct broadcasting service.
26 Mar 18
Secrets of Otago’s sea life to be shared in gigcity-funded ‘fishy webcam’
The habits and behaviour of Dunedin’s marine life will be shared with the world through a new GigCity project that will livestream underwater footage.
12 Mar 18
Chorus posts profit, trims staff - will invest in infrastructure, CX
Chorus nets $47m in profit. CEO says company will continue to improve customer experience and invest in infrastructure across NZ.
26 Feb 18
Ex-Cyclone Gita may have blown away your internet
The majority of the issues on the networks have been caused by power outages.
21 Feb 18
LPWAN market about to boom, hand-in-hand with IoT - IDC NZ
The low power WAN market is about to get competitive thanks to the rise of IoT, according to a new IDC NZ report.
14 Feb 18
The Warehouse Group creates new executive role to drive "crucial" IT transformation
“Our strategy is to fix the retail fundamentals and invest in our digital future."
12 Feb 18
Has Chorus broken the law?
Chorus may have broken the law, or at least proved that they can beat it.
31 Jan 18
Chorus has an Internet of Things network in the works
"We will be able to offer levels of IoT network coverage that competing networks will struggle to achieve."
07 Dec 17
4 major telcos pay 90% of $50m development levy in ComCom's draft decision
Today’s draft decision sees Spark, Vodafone, Chorus, and 2degrees Mobile collectively paying for more than 90% of the $50 million levy.
26 Oct 17
How Kiwis use artificial intelligence in everyday life
Whether we know it or not, many of us are already using artificial intelligence several times a day...
11 Oct 17
Let's be known for punching above our weight - IDC releases annual telco report
“Having this superb digital infrastructure across the country means New Zealand can take a slice of the growing digital marketplace.”
11 Oct 17
When are HSNS tail extensions going to be a thing?
Chorus HSNS pricing makes no sense and makes the product harder to buy.
26 Sep 17
Chorus completes $7 million broadband upgrade to speed up rural internet
Before the upgrades, the residents and businesses in these rural areas could only access broadband speeds of 5Mbps or less.
24 Aug 17
New consent regime makes access to ultra-fast broadband easier & faster
This will help us achieve our target of providing up to 85% of New Zealanders with access to fibre by the end of 2024.
23 Aug 17
Dunedin’s free gig-enabled WiFi network expands, creating opportunities
It seems like it was only yesterday that people were getting excited about free public phones, but they are well and truly in the dusty past now.
18 Aug 17